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Temple University Reviews in Philadelphia, PA

Updated February 24, 2015
Updated February 24, 2015
144 Reviews
3.7
144 Reviews
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Temple University President Neil D. Theobald
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Pros
  • good job with good benefits management was very good and fair i believed (in 12 reviews)

  • You're looking for a job with an excellent work/life balance (in 6 reviews)


Cons
  • Micromanaging and lack of communication from management (in 4 reviews)

  • Limited room for advancement, high turnover (in 3 reviews)

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  1.  

    Good Student Job

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Student Worker in Philadelphia, PA
    Current Employee - Student Worker in Philadelphia, PA

    I have been working at Temple University part-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Easy job for students
    makes $10 an hour
    nice people
    set hours

    Cons

    there are no cons at this time

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    keep up the good work

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  2.  

    A solid institution that put their students first.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - IT Support in Philadelphia, PA
    Former Employee - IT Support in Philadelphia, PA

    I worked at Temple University part-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    A diverse university in a vibrant city. There are a lot of passionate instructors, and many different classes to satisfy any interest. Great unique campus culture.

    Cons

    A lot of red tape preventing needed upgrades to classrooms.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

    Wish I could have stayed

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Philadelphia, PA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Philadelphia, PA

    I worked at Temple University part-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    I loved the people I worked with at Temple, particularly my immediate supervisor. My schedule was flexible even though the work tended to pile up.

    Cons

    I got laid off because my department was so poorly funded they couldn't pay my meager wages. It hurts knowing the Fox School can afford to put in marble steps because there's nothing better to spend money on, but in other parts of the university people are struggling to make ends meet.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
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  5.  

    Happy Assistant Professor

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    Current Employee - Assistant Professor in Philadelphia, PA
    Current Employee - Assistant Professor in Philadelphia, PA

    I have been working at Temple University full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    fairly flexible, offers great continuing education benefits, very supportive of research and creative project pursuits

    Cons

    a bit behind in technology; difficult to get IT support to make major changes

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  6.  

    Pretty Good!

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Research Assistant in Philadelphia, PA
    Former Employee - Research Assistant in Philadelphia, PA

    I worked at Temple University

    Pros

    Very nice people and beautiful staff. Pay is great for an undergraduate student. Youre expected to do a lot of independent work which is great.

    Cons

    It took a bit of time to get into the payroll system but afterwards it was smooth sailing.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    good adjunct experience

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Adjunct Professor In Art in Philadelphia, PA
    Current Employee - Adjunct Professor In Art in Philadelphia, PA

    I have been working at Temple University part-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great students, awesome facilities, great staff.

    Cons

    Adjunct courses get cut last minute

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  8.  

    It was a good experience.

    Former Contractor - Adjunct Professor in Philadelphia, PA
    Former Contractor - Adjunct Professor in Philadelphia, PA

    I worked at Temple University as a contractor (more than a year)

    Pros

    I the job gave me flexible hours.

    Cons

    There are no cons to sty.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I have no advice for my supervisor.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  9.  

    Adjunct professors have no benefits or job security

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    Former Contractor - Adjunct Professor in Philadelphia, PA
    Former Contractor - Adjunct Professor in Philadelphia, PA

    I worked at Temple University as a contractor (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    great students, great colleagues, opportunities for experience teaching at the college level

    Cons

    very little support from the university's administration
    no job security (classes that the adjunct professor has prepared can be canceled, and his/her contract can be nullified with no warning or explanation)

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    value those who teach

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  10.  

    Great Place to work.

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    • Culture & Values
    Former Employee - Software Developer in Phila, PA
    Former Employee - Software Developer in Phila, PA

    I worked at Temple University part-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    I was a student worker at a laboratory. I found it great. Hours were very flexible. Place to work in peace was always available.

    Cons

    the pay is not so great. But its better than nothing. In fact it got me what i needed. so not so much a con.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Adjunct Writing Faculty

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Adjunct Faculty in Phila, PA
    Current Employee - Adjunct Faculty in Phila, PA

    I have been working at Temple University

    Pros

    Temple is a lively and engaging campus. There is wonderful support for instructors and students. Department chairs have well organized course information and discussions boards for instructors.

    Cons

    Some written support information for first-year students could be simplified. There are few career opportunities for full-time employment.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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